July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Season 1, Gentlemen Prefer Despite his disastrous introduction to life in the sleepy village of Portwenn, the former surgeon has decided to stay and give it a go. More...

UNITE Award applications to open

The application process for the 2015 UNITE (Uniting Nonprofits In Teaming for Excellence) Award will open Aug. 1 and close on Sept. 30. More...

Best 2014 cars to buy with families in mind

For the seventh consecutive year, Parents magazine and car-shopping site Edmunds.com are revealing their list of the year’s 10 Best Family Cars — a trusted guide for moms and dads who are in the market for a new car. More...

Daytona International Speedway to host first Race Camp on July 31

Kids will have the opportunity to spend a fun-filled summer day at the “World Center of Racing” with Daytona International Speedway’s inaugural Race Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31. More...

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Business News

The Arts Mean Business

New study shows widespread impact of creative professions

FOR THOSE WHO THINK THE ARTS ARE JUST fluff or frills and have no part in the serious world of business, those working in the arts have a message for you: You’re wrong. There are a new set of facts and figures to back them up. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Family-owned marine construction business offers award-winning service

“We wanted to be in this area and were looking for business opportunity to create or to purchase,” said Brian Midolo. “I come from a sales and finance background. My brother, Bruce, comes from an operations background. More...

Twenty ways to get and keep motivated

No matter what you do for a living, the key to success is motivating yourself, each and every day. Most people know that. More...

For the love of community: Phil Wilson earns fifth Riley Award

They met for lunch one day last week in the Laishley Crab House. More...

Losing the real World Cup

In the humdrum of daily living it’s hard to see the value of things, sometimes — ethics, for example, or ice cream. Football or futbol (soccer). How can we tell what’s important? It all gets confusing. More...

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda. ¦ Android Tablets for Beginners 5-7 p.m. More...

Don’t let scammers sink your boat transaction

It’s summer boating season and some boat buyers and sellers are getting ripped off, says the Boat Owners Association of The United States. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

2565 Klass Terrace, Port Charlotte

AN IMPRESSIVE, WALLED, COURTYARD entrance with beautiful plants and a waterfall lead to double doors and a foyer accented by a majestic staircase in this three-bedroom, three-bath home covering 2,658 square feet. More...

PGI Homes opens new model center in Punta Gorda

PGI Homes has opened a new model center at 197 Colony Point Drive in Punta Gorda. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

PUNK CORAL

Nice Guys Pizza brings a post-punk scene to Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL’S NEVER HAD A REPUTATION FOR being hip. In fact, life there can be so uneventful that the locals call it Cape Coma. But two people are creating a small oasis of cool for those who don’t consider 10 p.m. way past their bedtime. More...

Casting off from SWFL fishing piers

An ambitious thundercloud off to the south was patiently sneaking up on people fishing off the Fort Myers Beach pier. More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

Laboratory Theater says, ‘I do,’ ‘I do’ COURTESY PHOTOS

When it comes down to it, it’s all about love. More...